Friday, April 4, 2008

EPL this Month

March is done and dusted. A time for another review of the teams this month.

Top Teams this month
Manchester United –Cristiano Ronaldo just can’t stop scoring. What’s there to say? The man has been a one-man scoring machine this month, so much so that Man Utd has almost become a one man team. If Ronaldo play well, they play well. In a team that has the likes of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, that is impressive.

Liverpool- By design or accident, manager Rafael Benitez has hit a winning combation with Steven Gerrard playing just behind Fernando Torres as an attacking midfielder. The result is a winning run which has steered Liverpool 5 points clear of Everton in the race for that all important fourth place in the EPL. Mind you, if not for the bad form of goalkeeper Pepe Reina and the red mist of Javier Mascherano they could have been further ahead. David Moyes has to wait for next season I guess.

Surprise Team this month
Tottenham Hotspur- Win a title and the season go to hell. After the Carling Cup win, Spurs seems to have taken their foot off the pedal and no one seems to mind! This is a good thing as they just lost Ledley King for the whole season but Juande Ramos did his job already getting the Carling Cup, so Spurs’ fans will just have to wait for next season.

Disappointing Teams this month
Aston Villa- The wheels have really come off for Aston Villa. Manager Martin O'Neill has put together a relative young team and the youth of the team is showing at the business end of the season. Constant injuries to big man John Carew are also not helping their cause. Unless they pull themselves together fast, Villa can say good-bye to Europe next year.

Fulham- They really had to win that game against Derby. They did not and look certain to join the Rams in the Championship next year. The biggest problem is that Fulham just can’t seem to buy a win at the moment. They have been playing well but they are drawing their games instead of winning. Outside a win against Everton, they have not been winning and unless they turn that around in a hurry, they are going down. .

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